Seoul says 13 North Koreans working in eateries abroad have defected

  • AFP, Seoul
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2016 14:51 IST
At least thirteen North Koreans have defected according to the South Korean government. (AP Photo)

Thirteen North Koreans working in state-run restaurants outside the country have defected, the South Korean government said on Friday.

The defectors, one man and a dozen women, arrived in the South on Thursday, Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee told reporters in Seoul.

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